Michelle gained her legal education at the University of Ulster and Queens University Belfast.  Following this Michelle worked in both commercial and general practice law, and her interest in business and operations lead her to the role of Head of Operations and HR within our practice.

Michelle gained a significant HR accreditation in 2021 becoming a Chartered Fellow of CIPD.


‘The most important part of my job at JMK Solicitors is to support our team and manage business operations to make sure that our legal advisors and administrators are working in the best and most efficient environment.  Having spent many years working directly with clients I understand what it takes to make JMK Solicitors a great business to work with and work in.

‘I am passionate about shaping and enhancing modern working conditions for our team and the wider working world. Creating a supportive, inclusive and collaborative working environment is key to making JMK Solicitors a great place to work.

Outside Work

Michelle is a busy mum to three young children. A keen runner taking part in events annually including the Belfast Marathon relays with the team at JMK Solicitors allowing us to raise money for our chosen charity.

Four Day Week

Michelle has been instrumental in developing and implementing our four day working week which all the team at JMK Solicitors benefit from.  A four day working week with full pay and benefits has enhanced the work life balance of all our team at JMK Solicitors.

Michelle continues to be involved in mentoring for the four day week pilot both in Ireland and globally.

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JMK Solicitors were one of the first employers in Northern Ireland to commit to and implement a four-day week for all employees, with no reduction in pay.

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Michelle achieves Chartered Fellow status from CIPD

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